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in chief. president obama takes the mike at the annual white house correspondents' dinner. >> when i look in the mirror i'm not the strapping young muslim associa socialist i used to be. >> he took on his favorite targets, including himself. >>> boy wonder, the meet 5-year-old mensa member who was already reading when he was pottery training. what it's like for his parents to have a little genius around the house. >>> and good morning, america. much of washington will be sleeping in this morning following the white house correspondents' dinner. president obama got plenty of laughs. but some of his best jokes were aimed at himself. when he suggested becoming more appealing when adopting michelle obama's hair style. >> we borrowed one of michelle's tricks. [ laughter ] >> i was going to say, no bangs. i'm not going for that look. >> we'll have more on last night's big event later on in the show. >>> the twist in that ricin case. a martial arts instructor under arrest for trying to send a letter to president obama. is this a framed job stemming to a personal feud? >>> also, tomorrow's a big
it used to be. the white house now says president obama spoke with his russian counterpart vladimir putin today about coordinating their efforts to fight terrorism. the leaders also apparently discussed the concerns about syria and the chemical weapons there. just last week we learned that u.s. intelligence indicates the syrians may have used nerve gas against their people. that's president obama has the past would the white house says right now there is not enough evidence. >> there is much more to be done to verify conclusively that the red line that the president has talked about has been crossed. >> shepard: still, the pentagon does have options in case the president decides it's time to take action. jennifer griffin with the news live at the pentagon tonight. explain the possible plans for using force, jen. >> well, both the white house and the pentagon, shep, appear to be buying time. >> we are continuing to assess what happened. i think we should wait to get the facts. before we make any judgments on what action, if any, should be taken and what kind of action. >> a no-fly
has drawn support from a cross-section of america, including the white house. >> president obama reached out by phone and the first lady tweeted, so proud of you jason collins. this is a huge step for our country. we've got your back. >> all of that prompted collins' only tweet saying, i knew i was choosing the road less traveled but i am not walking it alone. we go to radio host, jason page. thank you for joining us. >> absolutely. >> clearly a landmark decision, on the one hand, also surprising it took this long. what it your reaction, give perspective on this. >> i don't know if it is surprising it took so long as much as the guy that decided to break the barrier. all of us were predicting it needed to be a star player. needed to be a guy relatively young. but a guy that had cache, to survive the potential backlash. instead it's the exact opposite. a fringe player, a guy who may play seven to ten minutes a night, a free agent. i mean, you couldn't have drawn it up differently than a lot of the people i had been talking to behind the scenes who were predicting this would play o
. the mane stream media as president obama said in white house corresondents dinner i'm proud to be all of you because all of you voted for me. >> they cheered obama when he said it. >> john mccain did a joke how the media was his base. it was a joke. >> reality, as you know, the data all show this by four or five to one margin supported obama in 2008, not mccain. mccain had a base among the media until he ran for president which it collapsed. >> difference whether or not people in the media reported him and influenced reporting. those are two different things. jon: we're getting a big wrap from you two guys. >> i don't blame him. jon: always fun being in the middle of your arguments. alan colmes, jim pinkerton, thank you. jenna: scare us a little bit here. nba player, veteran of the league jason collins is making headlines. julie banderas is with the "fox 411.". >> could lines says i'm a 34-year-old nba center and i'm black and gay. coming out boldly, the world and worldwide web reacting first active openly gay pro athlete after making front page of "sports illustrated". the 34-year-ol
. she's hot. the president. at the white house correspondents' dinner again. >> obama: i'm also hard at work on plans for the obama library and some have suggested that we put it in my birthplace but i would rather keep it in the united states. >> stephanie: she how he takes what they do and makes it funny. uh-oh. >> i'm guessing dennis miller isn't writing for him. >> obama: cnn has taken some knocks lately. the fact is i admire their commitment to cover all sides of the story, just in case one of them happens to be accurate. >> stephanie: oh! ouch! snap! >> no one laughed at the cnn table. >> stephanie: i'll probably be on cnn all week. i did not find that funny at all. >> neither did erin burnett. >> stephanie: okay. the president. >> stephanie: in california where the fund-raiser, having a nice time. i mention that pamela harris is the best looking attorney general in the country. as you might imagine i got trouble when i got back home. [ laughter ] who knew eric holder was so sensitive! >> they did that joke on mrs. colbert? i forget who it was. no. it was "saturday night live."
the white house. president obama will hold a news conference in about 9 minutes from now. it is slated for 10:15 eastern time. there is so much to cover. i'm bill hemmer. welcome to "america's newsroom." a bit of a surprise. martha: a news conference coming up in a while. good morning, everybody, i'm martha maccallum. there is whole host of issues the president could address but one would think the situation in syria would be front and center. bill: we have wendell goler on the north lawn. wendell, what is this all about? >> reporter: last time the president held a solo news conference was mid-january. his aides said he wowed them at correspondents dinner but didn't take questions. so he is due. he will take questions about 10:15 or so. as you say syria likely to dominate the list of questions and whether or not the president has backed away from his warning to bashar al-assad using chemical weapons could cross a red line. his aides now say the president wants definitive proof of the two alleged occasions where chemical weapons were used last month. u.s. intelligence agencies are not a
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connell striking back at president obama's jabs at the white house correspondents dinner at this invite for a drink. the president joked he can't reach out to republicans because mcconnell wouldn't be a good drinking buddy. mcconnell said i'm shocked. he's obviously not seen my soft side and responded by tweeting this photo from a jar with an empty chair and a red glass for the empty chair. looks like mcconnell has a beer in front of him. >>brian: the joke at the white house correspondents dinner when people said you have a beer with mitch mcconnell. >>steve: meanwhile, headlines. imagine hearing your flight attendant saying brace for impact. that's happened. >> alert information. cabin pressure loss. >>steve: i hate it when they say 102 souls on board. that happened on a frontier airlines jet yesterday as it cruised over the rocky mountains. >> we dropped quite significantly and we were like, we were getting closer and closer to the mountain. >> he put us in position and said there will be a crash. >>steve: the pilot was able to turn that plane around and landed safely in denver. we still don't kn
: well, the stars were out for the white house correspondents' dinner washington last night. president obama poking fun at his adversaries on capitol hill. the commander-in-chief taking a ribbing himself from the late night comedian conan o'brien. >> president obama made changebes in his second term. he rerecently appointed john kerry. you appointed the only two people in the united states who look even more tired than you. >> these days, i look in the mirror and i have to admit i'm not the strapping young muslim socialist that i used to be. so yes, maybe i have lost a step. but some things are beyond my control. for example, the whole controversy about jay-z going to cuba. it's unbelievable. i have 99 problems and now jay-z is one. >> heather: it's always a fun night. have you been? >> eric: i never have. i amazed watching conan o'brien called fox news the jocks. we're popular. >> eric: >> maybe he watches. >> eric: we'll get a report from jamie. >> heather: absolutely. >> eric: coming up, one of the most famous photo of all time. the flag raising at iwo jima might not have happened i
life in prison. robin? >> one bizarre twist after another. >> that is a stiff penalty. >>> to the white house, where president obama is facing new calls for military action in syria, after releasing evidence last week that the assad regime has used chemical weapons. abc's jon karl is tracking that from the white house. the white house is considering stepping up military involvement if the evidence is confirmed. >> reporter: that's right, george. the official line is that all options are on the table. but senior officials have made it clear that ground troops are not going to happen. they're looking at arming the rebels, targeted air strikes or a no-fly zone. i wouldn't expect to see any of these any time soon. the evidence needs to be corroborated. even once that happens this is a white house that is determined not to rush into any stepped-up military involvement. >> it could take several weeks. >>> on a much lighter note, the white house correspondents' dinner over the weekend. the president is really honing his standup skills. take a look. >> i understand, second term, need a burst of
obama's inner circle speaking out, about the role of religious faith inside the white house. >> joshua dubois led outreach to faith-based groups and was considered a pastor to the president. he recently left the white house and spoke to abc's devon dwyer. joining us now. good morning. >> good morning. a fascinating interview, dubois revealed details about president obama behind the scenes and how he tries to connect with god. joshua dubois was spiritual adviser to the leader of the free world, ordained member of the white house staff seen here in private oval office prayer sessions. now he has left president obama's inner circle bearing witness to what he saw. >> he is a deeply faithful president and need a whole bunch of help in cultivating the faith. >> reporter: mr. obama's practice of faith has been relatively private, attending church less often than predecessors. he gets daily e-mails of scripture to his blackberry. >> the president would bring pastors into the oval office to have conversation, moments of prayer, reach out for suggestions of scripture. >> did he have any favorite
is about what it was when obama walked in the door at the white house. not looking at progress here. the idea, if the government spends money everybody gets rich, we tried that. we didn't have recovery summer. >> let me let ken respond to that. >> we shouldn't be arguing about the past. but i think if you compare how the u.s. economy is doing vicea ve vis a vis the british recovery. we really got out of the deep recession and got us in a positive direction. right now, though, what we're looking at is, yes, there are good signs here, part-time workers, good sign, and businesses are trying to add capacity. but, you know, the sense that washington is broken and if -- you know, the problem is the president put forth a balanced plan to get our fiscal situation on better ground. train the workers to create good manufacturing jobs and republicans have not done anything on congress on it. a self-inflicted wound. like breaking your pencil right before you go take the big exam. it doesn't make any sense. >> let's go back to christine. what are we hearing? >> futures moving higher. and retail
time was higher by some measures than white turnout. you know, most of the pieces that wrote this up, ascribed it to simply to obama's presence on the ticket. obviously there's a lot of truth to that, you know. there is no denying that. but i thought that's not the only reason here. black people understand -- africans and latinos understand republicans, you know, voter suppression efforts in half the states in the country are aimed at them. >> stephanie: i love the way you say i invite conservatives to deceive themselves into thinking this is the case, because there is a black guy on the ticket. for all of this talk about a new g.o.p. out to steal minority hearts usually white people seem to forget the republican party is doing more to stop people from voting than george wallace ever did. >> more than george wallace ever did. you know, it is a more openly racist regime right now than it ever was under richard nixon and his infamous southern strategy. in those days, these things were done quietly. in back rooms and in code and so forth. but now the republican party, in many states in
weapons on a small scale in its fight against rebels. now president obama has said repeatedly that the use of chemical weapons would cross a quote: red line forcing u.s. action. stopped short of saying what that actually would actually be. this week the white house essentially ruled out putting u.s. troops on the ground in syria. but the u.s. has started providing direct nonmilitary aid to rebels. but this whole situation, kelly, whether it's the transfer of conventional weapons to groups like hezbollah or othe use of chemical weapons has a lot of people in this part of the world and in the united states and europe very, very nervous about what is going on in syria. and what will happen today, tomorrow, and in the future. kelly? >> kelly: conor, you are absolutely right about assessment. all people are keeping their eyes on what is going on in syria. thank you, sir. >> back here at home there are new developments in the boston bombing situation. at this time we are learning a search of computers in tamerlan tsarnaev's home turned up al qaeda magazine called inspire. both known for spreadi
, everyone, and welcome to our special coverage of the white house core cores dinner. i'm don lemon. headlining this event, of course, president obama along with tv late night host conan o'brien with an audience of journalists and celebs. >> can't have you stockpiling all these tickets deciding where everyone sits. i really need you to release some of these tables. >> well, you know my motto, ed, you scratch my back i won't lacerate yours. >> i have integrity, sir. i'm not going to cut a deal. >> i've seen your work, ed. let's not kid ourselves. this is the partre
on syrian state media. here in costa rica where the president is traveling no comment from the white house referring all questions to the israelis. as tensions rise in the middle east, president obama did tell reporters he's keeping all options open. but he is being careful because of prior mistakes, he says, made by moving too quickly in the middle east and he is reluctant to send in american troops. >> i do not foresee a scenario in which boots on the ground in syria, american boots on the ground in syria would not only be good for america, but also would be good for syria. >> reporter: the president saying here in costa rica, he is ready to apply every pressure point to syria. bianna and dan. >> a major challenge facing this administration right now, jim avila traveling with the president. thank you. >>> a lot of other news developing overnight. for that as always it's mr. ron claiborne. good morning, sir. >> good morning, mr. dan harris and bianna golodryga. good morning, america. we begin with that routine traffic stop that turned into a deadly shootout. police in ohio released this d
at least as it concerns background checks president obama will work this issue well and continue to work. the white house believes there is polling data that for some of the senators that voted against the background check amendment the first time they can change their minds, that is something the white house is trying to do. >> senator manchin wants to do something, struggling to find a way to come back. >> absolutely. you see families putting pressure on the democratic senators. that's why the white house remains hopeful? >> reporter: the big question the white house has to answer does it use the same background check language and apply more political pressure and hope it can win, or does it change the language to attract senators that disliked the first time. they hope it will work to their advantage in 2014 and that's a fact that the white house must consider as it looks to legislation and the underlying politics. norah and charlie. >> major garrett, thanks. >>> unemployment hitting a four-year low. the jobless rate went down to 7.5%. employers added 165,000 j
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awaits president obama's signature. the bill lets the agency use money from less needed areas to end delays at airports across the country. the white house says it's just a band-aid. critics say president obama left them no other choice. >> the president was at one point given the option of being able to do what we're talking about right now across the board without having to do this piecemeal deal. he didn't want to take it. and he didn't want to take it because they wanted to have the tax increases across the board and not actually go through with the spending cuts. the problem is -- >>alisyn: the white house has been accused of playing politics and cherry-picking visible areas to make cuts forhe most impact. >> tell us about sports, clayton. >>clayton: it was day one of the nfl draft. it came and went without manti te'o or gino smith hearing their names called. they didn't wait too long. on day two, manti te'o was taken by the san diego chargers. they traded up to get him. i wonder if someone will let him now that the san diego chargers don't exist. sorry. the very next pick, the
in the western hemisphere, and the third tallest in the world. >>> it's payback for president obama. the commander in chief got a chance to give his critics a few well-placed dinner at the white house correspondents' dinner. conan o'brien was the emcee and lots of stars were in attendance at the nerd prom as it's known. here's some of what the president had to say. >> even after all this time i still make rookie mistakes. like i'm out in california, at a fund-raiser, having a nice time. i happen to mention that kamela harris is the best looking attorney in the country. as you can imagine, i got in trouble when i got back home. who knew eric holder was so sensitive. >> you remember a few months ago my administration put out a photograph of me going skeet shooting at camp david? you remember that? and quite a number of people insisted that this had been photo shopped. but tonight i have something to confess -- you were right. guys k we show them the actual photo? we were just trying to tone it down a little bit. i went to the opening of the bush presidential library in dallas. it was
. and remember when president obama joked about getting a drink with senator mitch mcconnell at the white house correspondents' dinner? mitch mcconal is returning the laugh and he is ready to accept. waiting for the president. >> thank you very much, chriine. 41 minutes past the hour. more on that groundbreaking announcement from nba player jason collins. in his essay yesterday for "sports illustrated" he said, i didn't set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major american team sport. but since i am, i'm happy to the start the i had my way, someon would have already done this. nobody has, which is why i'm raising my hand. the 34-year-old has gotten support from all corners of the sports world. from nba commissioner david stern to former teammates. so let's talk about the reaction with mike golic and mike greenberg the mosts of "mike & mike" on espn radio and espn2. they're joining us this morning. collins is the first active player in a major u.s. sport to come out. how big of a deal is this? >> well, it's both an enormous deal and i think no big deal at all. with regard to th
into action. >> everyone, it's time to hash it out. senator mitch mcconnell striking back at president obama but it's in fun. it started when the president poked fun at the senate minority leader saturday night at the white house correspondence leader. >> some folks think i don't spend enough time with members of congress. why don't you get a drink with mitch mcconnell, they ask? really? why don't you get a drink with mitchç mcconnell. [laughter] >> well, the senator now wants to have that drink. the senator tweeting out barack obama, clint eastwood, greetings from coal country, hazard, kentucky. notice the empty chair. >> and reporter kelly nash tweeting most famous self. e ever. that happened. thankfully the stray ball just missed her head. one in and she would have been a goner. she went there, during tonight's debate, elizabeth bush jamming him over his affair. but saying mark sanford didn't hear elizabeth's jab. take a look. >> when we talk about fiscal spending and we talk about protecting the taxpayers, it doesn't mean you take that money we save and leave the country for a personal
to poisoned letters sent to president obama and other officials two eks ago. kristin welker is at the white house for us. what is the latest in these developments? >> reporter: alec, good afternoon to you. fbi officials confirm that special agents did arrest 41-year-old everett dutschke this afternoon, and authorities in tupelo, mississippi, say that the arrest is in connection with those ricin-laced letters that were addressed to president obama and members of congress. at this point in time though, no charges have been filed and no word on what specific charges will be filed. he is being held in a detention center expected to be arraigned on monday. now, his home was actually investigated by authorities tuesday and wednesday. so reporters have been outside of his house on a number of different days this week, alex. our local affiliate actually interviewed him earlier this week. take a listen to what dutschke had to say. >> i had absolutely nothing to do with those letters and the person that was -- her defense attorney or his defense attorney said -- steered them in my direction because i
the men, but certainly a substantial coincidence, wolf? >> we do know president obama spoke to president putin today in russia. they had what the white house calls a good conversation, and the president of the united states thanked the russian president for the cooperation in this investigation, at least this phase in the investigation. i get the sense both of these governments, despite the fact they are not allies or close friends, they are working a little bit more closely now as far as the terrorism situation is concerned. is that the impression you're getting in moscow, as well, nick? >> reporter: well, it's very interesting to see how little the russians are giving away in public here, but how often it appears putin and obama want to talk about the cooperation they are doing and appear to want to be talking positively about that. we also heard from an aide from putin in moscow saying quite simply the continuation of cooperation will continue. severe obvious efforts for cooperation here on the surface. combined with some strange back chatter we're hearing from, you know, on the hill,
in several cities across the country including seattle, new york and los angeles. >>> president obama is expecting to nominate tom wheeler as the next chairman of the federal communications division. wheeler was a top fundraiser for the president's reelection campaign. the white house describes wheeler as an experienced leader that shares the commitment to enhancing competition and insuring investment. >>> how did a memphis police cruiser end up like this? >> it is quite a picture. >> we are told theophiluser wof attempting to pull over. the wonderful thing is no one was injured. it is a crazy picture. >>> ahead on "starting point" i am not a murderer. amanda knox telling the world her side of the story and talking about how she was portrayed by the international media. that is next. you're watching "starting point." [ other merv ] welcome back to the cleaning games. [ merv ] mr. clean magic eraser extra power was three times faster on permanent marker. it looks like mr. clean has won everything. the cleaning games are finished? and so are we. [ male announcer ] clean more, work less,
've been talking about for so many months now, perhaps unemployment picture could be rosier. so the white house out with this statement, i'll point out to you, carol, a number of republicans have put out their own statements already, saying they believe the picture wiould be better if obama care weren't in place, if taxes were in a different place. each side is seeing their own political advantage in these numbers, but for americans, what this really means, a, a better picture on jobs and more stalemate in washington, carol. >> we want to talk more about that bottom line. are you right. the jobs numbers matter to real people out there. christine romans, a business guru, alison kosik at the new york stock exchange. you will continue to be with us from mexico. stephen moore from the wall street journal on the phone with us. jessica was mentioning this, the statement from the white house, bottom, it says in talking about the numbers. it's important not to read too much into any one monthly report and informative to consider each report in the context of other data that will be coming availab
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